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Righteous synonyms
rī'chəs
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Without sin; never having sinned.
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  1. Without sin; never having sinned.
Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions:
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  1. Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions:
  2. Suitable or proper in nature; fitting:
  3. Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded:
Standing, pointing, or directed straight up; in a vertical or perpendicular position; erect
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  1. Standing, pointing, or directed straight up; in a vertical or perpendicular position; erect
  2. Honest and just; honorable
  3. Designed with the pedals below the seat to allow an erect posture rather than a reclining one:
In effect; operative:
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  1. In effect; operative:
  2. Pleasant; enjoyable:
  3. Being positive or desirable in nature; not bad or poor:
Having or showing a sense of right and wrong; characterized by honesty and integrity; upright
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  1. Having or showing a sense of right and wrong; characterized by honesty and integrity; upright
  2. Used in the House of Commons as a title of respect when speaking of another member.
  3. Of good reputation; respectable
Equitable; fair:
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  1. Equitable; fair:
  2. Being what it seems; genuine; pure
  3. Of good repute; respectable.
Having worth, value, or merit
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  1. Having worth, value, or merit
  2. Having sufficient worth; deserving:
  3. Having enough worth or merit (for someone or something specified); meriting
Serving as a sample, instance, type, etc.; illustrative
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  1. Serving as a sample, instance, type, etc.; illustrative
  2. Serving as an illustration; typical.
  3. Serving as a model or example; worth imitating
Proceeding from or indicative of such a character; showing magnanimity:
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  1. Proceeding from or indicative of such a character; showing magnanimity:
  2. Possessing hereditary rank in a political system or social class derived from a feudalistic stage of a country's development.
  3. Having excellent qualities; superior
Thinking or believing what is right; having correct views or sound principles
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  1. Thinking or believing what is right; having correct views or sound principles
  2. Sane, clear thinking.
Kind and generous.
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Having a proper sense of duty; obedient
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  1. Having a proper sense of duty; obedient
  2. Pertaining to one's duty; demonstrative of one's sense of duty.
  3. Accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint.
Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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  1. Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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  1. Fair, just, or impartial.
  2. Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity. Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity.
  3. Resolved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.
Exactly and carefully conducted.
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  1. Exactly and carefully conducted.
  2. Extremely careful to do the precisely right, proper, or correct thing in every last detail; most punctilious
  3. Having scruples or compunctions.
Thorough and assiduous:
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  1. Thorough and assiduous:
  2. Guided by or in accordance with the dictates of conscience; principled:
  3. Governed by, or made or done according to, what one knows is right; scrupulous; honest
In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
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  1. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
  2. Conforming to the standards of conduct of a given profession or group
  3. Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession:
(Law) Based on general observation of people, on analogy, etc. rather than on what is demonstrable
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  1. (Law) Based on general observation of people, on analogy, etc. rather than on what is demonstrable
  2. Of or concerned with the judgment of right or wrong of human action and character:
  3. Good or right in conduct or character; sometimes, specif., virtuous in sexual conduct
Being in accordance with relative merit or significance:
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  1. Being in accordance with relative merit or significance:
  2. Moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory:
  3. Of moderately good size
Not partial or biased; unprejudiced.
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  1. Not partial or biased; unprejudiced.
  2. Treating all parties, rivals, or disputants equally; not partial; not biased; fair.
  3. Favoring no one side or party more than another; without prejudice or bias; fair; just
Meriting praise; worthy of high praise
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  1. Meriting praise; worthy of high praise
  2. Meriting praise; highly commendable.
  3. Worthy of praise; laudable; commendable
Free from guilt; innocent.
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  1. Free from guilt; innocent.
  2. Having no knowledge or experience
  3. Without experience or trial; unacquainted (with).
Not meriting blame or censure; undeserving of reproof.
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  1. Not meriting blame or censure; undeserving of reproof.
  2. Free from blame; without fault; innocent; guiltless.
Being such as to have no match; incomparable.
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  1. Being such as to have no match; incomparable.
  2. Without equal; unrivaled
  3. Without peer or equal; unparalleled, nonpareil. Of the highest quality, best.
Of genuinely high quality; excellent
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  1. Of genuinely high quality; excellent
  2. Made of sterling silver
  3. Of the highest quality:
Having merit; deserving reward, praise, etc.
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  1. Having merit; deserving reward, praise, etc.
Having merit; worthy of aid, a reward, etc.
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  1. Having merit; worthy of aid, a reward, etc.
  2. Meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)
  3. Worthy of reward or praise; meritorious
Worthy of being lauded
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  1. Worthy of being lauded
  2. Healthy; salubrious; normal; having a disposition to promote healing; not noxious; as, laudable juices of the body; laudable pus.
  3. Worthy of being lauded; praiseworthy; commendable; as, laudable motives; laudable actions; laudable ambition.
Very careful about every detail of behavior, ceremony, etc.
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  1. Very careful about every detail of behavior, ceremony, etc.
  2. Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct.
  3. Strictly attentive to detail; meticulous or fastidious, particularly to codes or conventions.
Capable of being assigned.
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  1. Capable of being assigned.
  2. Deserving of often limited praise or commendation:
  3. (Obs.) Having good financial credit
Kind, generous.
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  1. Kind, generous.
  2. Kind and forgiving in judging others; lenient
  3. Kind and generous in giving money or other help to those in need
Of, showing, or constituting philanthropy; charitable; benevolent; humane
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  1. Of, showing, or constituting philanthropy; charitable; benevolent; humane
  2. Of, relating to, or marked by philanthropy or charitable assistance.
  3. Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.
Fervently believing in or advocating an ideology or position:
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  1. Fervently believing in or advocating an ideology or position:
  2. Characterized by religious devotion or piety:
  3. Very religious; pious
Sacred, as distinguished from secular or profane
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  1. Sacred, as distinguished from secular or profane
  2. Expressive of or used in religious devotion; devotional:
  3. Having or showing religious devotion; zealous in the performance of religious obligations
Characterized by adherence to religion or a religion; devout; pious; godly
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  1. Characterized by adherence to religion or a religion; devout; pious; godly
  2. Of, concerned with, appropriate to, or teaching religion
  3. Extremely scrupulous or conscientious:
Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred.
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  1. Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred.
  2. Living or undertaken with highly moral or spiritual purpose; saintly:
  3. Dedicated to religious use; belonging to or coming from God; consecrated; sacred
Of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a saint.
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  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a saint.
  2. Like or characteristic of a saint; befitting a holy person; saintlike.
Having great reverence for God; pious.
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  1. Having great reverence for God; pious.
  2. Of or from God; divine
  3. Devoted to God; pious; devout; religious
Like or suitable to God or a god; divine
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  1. Like or suitable to God or a god; divine
  2. Resembling or of the nature of a god or God; divine.
Like an angel in beauty, goodness, innocence, etc.
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  1. Like an angel in beauty, goodness, innocence, etc.
  2. Of an angel or the angels; spiritual; heavenly
Zealous; characterized by devotion.
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  1. Zealous; characterized by devotion.
  2. Characterized by devotion or zeal; dedicated
  3. Feeling or displaying strong affection or attachment; ardent:
Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence.
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  1. Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence.
  2. Showing respect or reverence; respectful
Showing or caused by reverence
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  1. Showing or caused by reverence
  2. Inspiring reverence.
  3. Expressing reverence; reverent.
Marked by or showing a strong sense of duty or responsibility; conscientious
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  1. Marked by or showing a strong sense of duty or responsibility; conscientious
  2. Consistent with truth or actuality:
  3. (Obs.) Full of faith, esp. religious faith
Extremely hot; glowing.
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  1. Extremely hot; glowing.
  2. Having or showing great warmth of feeling; intensely devoted or earnest; ardent
Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
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  1. Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
  2. Carefully maintained or observed:
  3. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
Not changing or adjusting to different conditions or problems:
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  1. Not changing or adjusting to different conditions or problems:
  2. Being an airship with a external frame made of rigid parts.
  3. Scrupulously or severely maintained or performed; rigorous or harsh:
Of or characterized by devotion
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  1. Of or characterized by devotion
  2. (Usually religious) Of or pertaining to devotion or worship.
  3. Of, relating to, expressive of, or used in devotion, especially of a religious nature.
Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent.
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  1. Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent.
  2. Full of, characterized by, or showing zeal; ardently devoted to a purpose; fervent; enthusiastic
Not concerned with material or worldly things:
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  1. Not concerned with material or worldly things:
  2. Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul:
  3. Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural:
Filled with or showing a conviction of being morally superior, or more righteous than others; smugly virtuous
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  1. Filled with or showing a conviction of being morally superior, or more righteous than others; smugly virtuous
  2. Exhibiting smug or unwarranted confidence in one's own righteousness:
  3. Smugly or unduly sure of one's own righteousness.
Pretending to be holy or pious; affecting sanctity
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  1. Pretending to be holy or pious; affecting sanctity
  2. Self-righteous, smug, etc.
  3. Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.
Characterized by hypocrisy or being a hypocrite. [from mid-16th c.]
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  1. Characterized by hypocrisy or being a hypocrite. [from mid-16th c.]
  2. Characterized by hypocrisy:
  3. Being a hypocrite:
In effect; operative:
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  1. In effect; operative:
  2. Pleasant; enjoyable:
  3. Discriminating:
Equitable; fair:
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  1. Equitable; fair:
  2. Being what it seems; genuine; pure
  3. Of good repute; respectable.
Used in the House of Commons as a title of respect when speaking of another member.
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  1. Used in the House of Commons as a title of respect when speaking of another member.
  2. Having or showing a sense of right and wrong; characterized by honesty and integrity; upright
  3. Of good reputation; respectable
Incapable of being morally corrupted.
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  1. Incapable of being morally corrupted.
  2. Not subject to corruption or decay.
  3. That cannot be corrupted, esp. morally
Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous:
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  1. Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous:
  2. Exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern:
  3. Quick and exact in sensing and responding:
Standing, pointing, or directed straight up; in a vertical or perpendicular position; erect
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  1. Standing, pointing, or directed straight up; in a vertical or perpendicular position; erect
  2. Honest and just; honorable
  3. Designed with the pedals below the seat to allow an erect posture rather than a reclining one:
Upright in character and behavior; honorable
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  1. Upright in character and behavior; honorable
  2. Morally upright; honest.
  3. Honest; reputable; respectable
(Informal) Characterized by candor, honesty, ethical behavior, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Characterized by candor, honesty, ethical behavior, etc.
Having to do with ethics or morality; of or conforming to moral standards
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  1. Having to do with ethics or morality; of or conforming to moral standards
  2. Conforming to the standards of conduct of a given profession or group
  3. Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession:
Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous:
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  1. Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous:
  2. Good or right in conduct or character; sometimes, specif., virtuous in sexual conduct
  3. Relating to, serving to teach, or in accordance with the principles of right and wrong
Having principles, as of conduct
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  1. Having principles, as of conduct
  2. Based on, having or manifesting principles.
  3. Based on, marked by, or manifesting principle:
Belonging to one; own:
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  1. Belonging to one; own:
  2. Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
  3. Fitting; seemly; right
Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream
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  1. Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream
  2. In or into a satisfactory state or condition:
  3. Having a right angle:
Proper or fitting
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  1. Proper or fitting
  2. By right, by law.
  3. Right or proper; just.
Sane, clear thinking.
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  1. Sane, clear thinking.
  2. Having ideas and views based on what is right or intended to be right.
Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
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  1. Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
  2. (Archaic) Chaste:
  3. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence:
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